Mission and Vision
For over fifty years, the LHS has operated as a private, non-profit organization, caring for lost and homeless animals. Last year, we cared for over 1,500 animals. We are a 501c3. By operating the state mandated pound for the city we accept every stray or unwanted animal surrendered to us from the Lynchburg community. We accept those that are easily adoptable as pets, as well as those that need special nurturing from abusive or neglectful experiences. We firmly believe that every animal deserves a second chance and no healthy pet should be euthanized for space purposes. Along with being contracted to run the pound for the City of Lynchburg we also have a regional spay/neuter clinic located in Evington, VA. The spay/neuter clinic serves Lynchburg, Campbell, Nelson, Amherst, Bedford and Amherst Counties. We are in the final years of our long range plan of becoming a No Kill Community and between 87-94% of our animals go to homes. It is the help of the community that makes our life-saving programs possible.
Mission: The Lynchburg Humane Society is dedicated to helping the pets of Lynchburg through sheltering, adoption, spay/neuter programs, education and community outreach.
Vision: The Lynchburg Humane Society will help create a community where all lives are valued and respected. We envision achieving zero tolerance for ending the lives of saveable pets in the Lynchburg community.
Long Range Plan
Primary goal: By 2015 all saveable pets sheltered by the Lynchburg Humane Society are given the medical and behavioral treatment they need to be placed in caring homes.
The following are some of the main focuses and goals of the organization for the next 5 years:
- Increase adoptions by 10% each year for the next 5 years
- Increase redemption rate so more owners find their lost pets
- Research feasibility of, and community support for, a new shelter or renovations of the current location to improve the living environment of the animals and create an environment conducive to saving more lives.
- Feral cat plan to reduce the population of feral cats in our community in conjunction with a resource for people wanting to help with the problem
- Targeted spay/neuter to reduce the number of cats and pit bulls in our community
It would be great to accomplish these goals before 2015 and we can only do that if the community supports these efforts. Please consider being apart of the solution in creating a better place for the pets in the community by volunteering, adopting and donating.